The aim of the project is to develop an innovative approach that integrates Precision Agriculture (PA) technologies and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) practices in order to protect natural resources and sustain a profitable future for grape and wine production in the “Pavlidis” vineyards.
The project offers optimized usage of vineyard inputs (water, fertilizers, crop protection products) according to the actual productive requirements, to deliver significant benefits with respect to both profitability and environmental impact while ensuring the desired grape specifications for the intended end product.
The collection of sensor data from the vineyards are obtained with the help of WSN infrastructure, installed in the vineyards.
The WSN consists of the following units:
Sensor nodes that gather and send wirelessly the sensor's measurments to the central unit
Soil moisture sensors, that are put at the same depth as the roots of the plant (cables need to be protected by trimmer vehicles),
Leaf sensors, to assess the residual wetness on the leaves
Range extenders, to provide wireless coverage to the vineyards
A web application was also developed for the visualization and analysis of the derived data. The application utilize database and web GIS technologies in order to provide map visualization of the sensor and modeling data, spatial queries and analysis, as well as reporting capabilities.